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A Copperas Cove alum is joining the German Pro League.

A Copperas Cove alum is joining the German Pro League.

Ricardo Artis II, a 2011 Copperas Cove High School alumnus, will play basketball in Germany's Pro League. Since high school, the 6-foot-6 forward from Copperas Cove has built up stats on collegiate courts with several teams. In 2013-14, he averaged 15.7 points, 9.6...

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Advanced Steel Recovery is acquired by a commercial metals company.

Advanced Steel Recovery is acquired by a commercial metals company.

IRVING, Texas, September 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ Commercial Metals Company (NYSE: CMC) ("CMC") said today that it has acquired Advanced Steel Recovery, LLC (ASR), a major supplier of recovered ferrous metals in Southern California, as part of its planned development in...


These are the top 12 things to do this weekend in Dallas.

These are the top 12 things to do this weekend in Dallas.

Whatever type of music you enjoy, this weekend in Dallas is sure to have something for you. It includes nine unique performances, some of which feature major performers from rap, rock, country, jazz, and other genres. If you prefer something more low-key, two new...

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About Irving

United States, Northeast Texas, Irving The city, which was founded in 1903 and incorporated in 1914, became a major industrial centre in the 1950s. The University of Dallas and DeVry University are located there; it is a Dallas suburb. Population: 216,290 (2010); 4,235,751 (2011); 256,684 (2010); 5,129,966 (2011); Dallas-Plano-Irving Metro Division.
The former oil and natural resource firm Exxon Corporation, originally known as Standard Oil Company (New Jersey) until 1972, combined with Mobil Corporation to establish Exxon Mobil in 1999.


The Standard Oil trust (see Standard Oil Corporation and Trust), which included the former Exxon company, was established in 1882. In 1899, the trust’s successor became the holding company for all of the trust’s former companies. The American Supreme Court of the United States forced it to sell 33 of its American businesses in 1911. The New Jersey company had effectively evolved into a “multinational” corporation during this time. In order to market oil in the British Isles, it established Anglo-American Oil Company (the forerunner of Esso Petroleum Company) in 1888. Two years later, it bought a significant stake in the German company that would eventually become Esso AG. It took over Imperial Oil Limited, the biggest oil corporation in Canada, in 1898.

Humble Oil & Refining Company (1919), Tropical Oil Company of Colombia (1920), Standard Oil Company of Venezuela (1921), Creole Petroleum Company of Venezuela (1928), Turkish Petroleum Company (1928), and Arabian-American Oil Company were just a few of the numerous later acquisitions (complete or partial) (later ARAMCO; 1948).


The New Jersey-based firm first used the trade name Esso, which stands for Standard Oil’s “S.O.” abbreviation, on a number of its goods and businesses in 1926. However, later Standard Oil businesses opposed the term in court and were successful in having it banned in some states. As a result, Standard Oil Company (New Jersey) changed its name to Exxon Corporation in 1972, and many of its subsidiaries and affiliates, including Humble, did the same. However, several overseas affiliates continued to use the Esso name.


Exxon had established operations in all facets of the petroleum sector, from oil fields to service stations, prior to its merger with Mobil. Additionally, it managed the pipeline transportation of oil and ran one of the biggest fleets of tankers in the world. Natural gas, coal, nuclear fuels, chemicals, and mineral ores including copper, lead, and zinc were among Exxon’s other business holdings.

The United States, sometimes known as the United States of America, commonly referred to as America, is a federal republic with 50 states in North America. The 48 contiguous states that are located in the central latitudes of the continent are joined by Hawaii, an island state in the centre of the Pacific Ocean, and Alaska, a state at the far western end of North America. The conterminous states are encircled by Canada to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Gulf of Mexico and Mexico to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The United States is the world’s fourth-largest country by area (after Russia, Canada, and China). Washington, which includes the District of Columbia, the federal capital region established in 1790, serves as the nation’s capital.

The United States’ greatest strength is likely its enormous variety. Its physical habitat spans the Arctic and the subtropics, a lush rain forest and a parched desert, and a rough mountain top and a flat prairie. Despite having a sizable overall population by global standards, the United States has a comparatively low population density. The nation includes some of the largest urban regions in the globe as well as some of the largest landscapes that are nearly entirely devoid of human settlement.


The population of the United States is quite diversified. Contrary to a nation like China, which primarily assimilated indigenous peoples, the United States’ diversity is mostly the result of extensive and ongoing global immigration. The United States has a greater variety of racial, ethnic, and cultural varieties than most other nations. Tens of millions of immigrants who, for the most part, came to America in search of better social, political, and economic opportunities than they had in their home countries have contributed to enriching, testing, and constantly redefining the national character in addition to the presence of living Native Americans (including American Indians, Aleuts, and Eskimos) and the descendants of Africans brought as slaves to the New World. (It should be noted that although the phrases “America” and “Americans” are frequently used interchangeably to refer to the United States and its residents, respectively, they are also used more broadly to refer to North, South, and Central America as a whole and to their respective populations.)


By gross domestic product, the United States is the world’s most powerful economy (GDP). The country’s wealth can be attributed in part to its abundant natural resources and massive agricultural output, but it owes more to its highly developed industry. The United States is the most significant individual element in international trade due to the sheer size of its economy, despite its relative economic self-sufficiency in many areas. Major sections of the global total are represented by its imports and exports. Additionally, the United States has an impact on the world economy by serving as both a source and a destination for investment capital. The nation nonetheless maintains one of the most diverse economies on Earth, giving the majority of its citizens access to one of the greatest levels of living.

With a history of fewer than 250 years, the United States is a young country by global standards; it wasn’t until the middle of the 20th century that it reached its present size. The United States was the first of the European colonies to successfully secede from its motherland, and it was the first country to be founded on the principle that a nation’s sovereignty belongs to its people, not to the government. The nation’s first 150 years were mostly consumed by its own territorial and economic development as well as societal issues that finally resulted in civil war and a still ongoing period of reconciliation.


The United States became a major global force in the 20th century, and it has remained one of the leading powers ever since World War II. The strains and demands of its dominant position have put to the test the beliefs and ideals of its founders; neither has it always carried this burden willingly nor readily. The United States continues to provide its citizens with unmatched prospects for riches and personal success. However, the country’s infrastructure is threatened by the depletion of its resources, pollution of its environment, and persistent social and economic inequity that keeps some sections in poverty and blight.


Irving is a Texas city just northwest of Dallas. The Irving Arts Center offers changing art exhibitions, outdoor installations, theater productions and concerts. Dominating the center of Williams Square is Robert Glen’s “Mustangs of Las Colinas,” a bronze sculpture of 9 wild horses galloping through water. The faithfully restored Ruth Paine House Museum explores the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Area: 176 km²
Population: 240,475 (2020)
Mayor: Rick Stopfer
Neighborhoods: Las Colinas, Valley Ranch, Hackberry Creek, MORE